CNES, 1996 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 1996 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Beirut and environs. Infrared satellite image of Beirut (at centre left), the capital of Lebanon, and its surrounding area. North is at top. Beirut has docks along its northern shore and an airport in its southern suburbs. In this infrared image, the Mediterranean Sea is dark blue, vegetation is red/brown, urban areas are light blue, and bare ground is shades of green/grey. A patchwork of fields in the Bekaa valley (at lower right) lie beyond the Lebanon mountains from Beirut. At upper right the mountains are covered in snow (white). Image taken by a French SPOT satellite in May. The smallest visible image is 20 metres across.
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